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Three Point Shot - June 2019
For those of us of a certain age, the song "Super Bowl Shuffle" and associated music video, which featured members of the championship
United States
16 Jul 2019
Fair Use In Flux: Second Circuit TVEyes Ruling May Have A Lasting Effect On Fair Use Analysis
Fair use can be one of the most difficult issues that copyright lawyers have to address due to decades of varying court rulings applying the multi-factor balancing test, particularly in the face of new technologies ...
United States
31 Jan 2019
Dark Day For Hollywood – Law Prohibiting Online Publication Of Actors' Ages Is Unconstitutional!
A federal court has struck down as unconstitutional a California law (AB 1687) that prohibits commercial online services from publishing actors' ages without their consent.
United States
26 Feb 2018
The Cross-Industry Promise Of Blockchain
The blockchain protocol (a form of a ‘distributed ledger system') was originally designed as a platform to process Bitcoin transactions.
United States
16 Mar 2017
New York Court Dismisses Antitrust Defense To Breach Of Distribution Contract
Your client is sued for failure to pay on a contract and says it shouldn't have to pay because the prices were fixed by a cartel or that it was strong-armed into paying for a "bundle" of services or distribution channels even though it only wanted a subset of the bundle. Is that a defense?
United States
25 Oct 2016
It's Not An Illusion! DISH Not Required To Give Credit When Channels Go Dark
Expanded Basic. Choice. Choice Plus. Cable and satellite TV customers pay monthly fees for bundled channel packages of different sizes.
United States
18 Oct 2016
Second Circuit Blazes New Trail In Set-Top Box Cases: Cable Service And Boxes Are Not Separate Products
Since 2008, cable customers have been suing cable operators across the country claiming operators violate the antitrust laws by forcing customers to lease set-top boxes from the operator to access "premium" cable services.
United States
9 Sep 2016
FCC Media Bureau Clarifies Broadcasters' Negotiation Remedies
Negotiations between television channels/networks and pay TV operators are a breed apart. The stakes are high and the consequence of failure – a "dark" screen – is all too public.
United States
7 Sep 2016
Video Privacy Protection Act Narrowed – App's Transmission Of Roku ID Not Disclosure Of Personal Information
A New York district court opinion is the latest addition to our watch of ongoing VPPA-related disputes, a notable decision on the issue of what exactly is a disclosure of "personally identifiable information" (PII) under the VPPA.
United States
28 Oct 2015
Three Point Shot - May 2015
Last month, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals forced former professional wrestler Steve "Wild Thing" Ray to tap out in his battle against ESPN by dismissing the wrestler's right of publicity suit for failure to state a claim.
United States
1 Jun 2015
Emergence Of Live Streaming Apps Brings Up Copyright, Privacy, Legal Concerns
The big fight may be over, but the implications of Mayweather vs. Pacquiao with respect to real-time, one-to-many streaming of video through apps like Meerkat and Periscope are still rippling through...
United States
6 May 2015
Second Circuit To Weigh In On Copyright Owner-Digital Broadcaster Dispute Over Pre-1972 Sound Recording Performance Rights
The Second Circuit's consideration of this significant and ongoing issue of copyright law will be the first from any U.S. Court of Appeals.
United States
21 Apr 2015
Three Point Shot - January 2015
When people talk about mixed martial arts ("MMA"), it is likely within the octagonal context of the Ultimate Fighting Championship ("UFC").
United States
4 Feb 2015
Shonda Rhimes’ "Off The Map" TV Show Does Not Infringe Book Copyright
Shonda Rhimes, executive producer of the hit television shows Greys Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away with Murder, is one of Hollywood’s most sought after talents.
United States
8 Jan 2015
FCC Chairman Announces Proposal To Classify Internet TV Services As Cable Providers
Over the past month, there have been many reports that the FCC would soon publish an NPRM classifying online video distributors.
United States
31 Oct 2014
Imburgia v. DIRECTV: Did a California Court of Appeal Really Say You Can Contract Around Congress?
On April 7, 2014, a California appellate court sweepingly rejected DIRECTV’s appeal from a lower court decision finding unenforceable the arbitration clause in DIRECTV’s consumer contracts, which contained a class action waiver provision.
United States
26 Apr 2014
Facebook And Netflix Now "In A Relationship"; Obama Signs Bill Updating Video Privacy Law
On January 10, 2013, President Obama signed into law H.R. 6671, an amendment to the Video Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (VPPA) codified at 18 U.S.C. § 2710, which will permit companies, such as Netflix, to obtain advance consent from consumers to automatically share their movie viewing history on social media sites.
United States
28 Jan 2013
Three Point Shot - September 2012
While Serena Williams may be playing the best tennis of her career on the hard courts this summer, Tennis Channel, Inc. has been matched up against Comcast in the law courts.
United States
20 Sep 2012
Desperate Housewife's Wrongful Termination Claim Should Have Been Dismissed
Touchstone had an agreement with actress Nicollette Sheridan that gave it the exclusive option to renew Sheridan's contract on an annual basis for an additional six seasons (after the first season) of the television show "Desperate Housewives."
United States
17 Sep 2012
Touchstone Television Productions v. Superior Court (Sheridan): Refusal To Renew An Employment Contract Is Not A Termination
The court of appeal issued a writ of mandate compelling the trial court to grant Touchstone’s motion, holding that the company’s decision not to renew the contract was not a termination.
United States
31 Aug 2012
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